Failure to yield the right of way in many states is a confusing subject. While there are specific laws pertaining to this in Texas, it’s still a gray area that relies more on instinct than regulation.
Accidents resulting in intersections are deadly when drivers are entering oncoming traffic, misunderstanding the right of way laws can spell catastrophe. Read More
Understanding the laws of your state is vital to making informed decisions and keeping you and your family safe. Road laws vary from state to state, and brake checking laws can be hard to navigate.
Whether brake checking is done out of spite or because someone is trying to get their point across, it is a dangerous maneuver, putting drivers, passengers, and their cars in jeopardy. Read More
Stay organized and productive during the Covid-19 quarantine using Trialpad and Zoom for practicing law and connecting with clients.
In this post, we’ll discuss how to use TrialPad and Zoom like a pro so you can conduct polished meetings that are streamlined and take advantage of the available features. Read More
Imagine being the victim of a car accident in which you weren’t the at-fault driver. You need to seek medical treatment at the nearby hospital because the other car rear-ended your vehicle causing your head to swing forward, and you now have pain in your back and neck.
You can’t afford to think about money at a time when your health is more important.
Unfortunately, these situations often come with strings attached.
The strings come from the hospital that treated you in the form of a hospital lien seeking a claim on any money you might receive from a lawsuit settlement involving the accident.
A personal injury hospital lien in Texas is common, and the Texas hospital lien statute currently doesn’t always protect the well-being of the injured. Read More
Today, drivers seem to be busier and more distracted than ever.
Unfortunately, this can often be a recipe for parking lot mishaps. About one in five accidents happen in parking lots, even though nearly all of them are preventable.
If you were backing out of a parking space and got hit, the immediate question is often, “Is the person backing up always at fault?” Read More
If you’re involved in an accident or collision involving a vehicle in Texas, chances are you’re going to get (or can ask for) a document listing one or more transportation codes on it.
In this guide, you will learn what these codes are, what they mean, and how they can affect your legal representation. Read More
The dangers of distracted driving have been known since the dawn of the automobile. No matter how coordinated you think you are, there’s no excuse for messing with your phone or tablet while you’re behind the wheel.
Don’t believe us?
No need to trust our opinion—trust the data instead. Read More
Car accidents, whether you are at fault or not, can be a time-consuming hassle for many people. For you to properly handle the situation, you must perform your due diligence. That means gaining all of the vital information, following up with the right people, and doing what is necessary to protect yourself.
In this article, we will examine what to do after a car accident that is not your fault.
We will explain the process, who you need to contact, and the insurance implications. Your time gets taken from you when you deal with an accident, and you don’t want your money to be taken from you as well. Read More
Accidents happen. It’s just a part of being alive. But an auto accident or truck wreck doesn’t have to spell disaster for you, your family, and your finances. A hardworking and knowledgeable attorney can make all the difference. Read More
A reportable car crash happens every 59 seconds in the state of Texas. In a matter of seconds, your entire world can shift on its axis. The accident might not even be your fault, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to handle the repercussions—like expensive repairs to your car and/or medical bills.
When you contact a lawyer about your wreck, one of the first things they’ll ask you for is a copy of the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report or CR-3. Regardless of whether or not you were injured, obtaining this form is crucial to your case.
Here’s everything you should know about Texas crash reports, including how to access yours.
Whether you’re caught in a legal battle and fighting for your rights after a car accident, or for your job in an employment issue, a good relationship with your lawyer is a must.
If you find that you don’t feel as though you can trust your lawyer, worry that he or she may not have your best interests in mind, or you struggle to communicate with them, you’ll be making an already stressful situation even worse.
You may also be compromising the odds of a verdict in your favor.
When contracts are involved, or a case is already underway, it can be easy to feel as though you’re stuck and have no alternatives available to you.
Keep reading to learn what you need to know about breaking up with your personal injury lawyer before, or during a case, how to deal with voiding contracts, and finding a new attorney in the middle of a legal battle.
Odds are, the process is more viable than you may have thought initially.
In October of 2018, Susan Hutchison and Chris Stoy of Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC tried a case in Tarrant County against a Dallas based insurance defense law firm.
Ms. Hutchison and Mr. Stoy obtained a verdict for $1.13 million for their client after a long, hard-fought, two-and-a-half-year battle.